We have been made aware of concerns regarding our attendance and homework reward systems at St Oswald’s CE VA Primary and Bede Burn Primary School.

We strongly believe that praising children for attendance and homework helps to prepare pupils for the world of work and life in Modern Day Britain.  We believe that these values should be reinforced from a young age.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and nurturing approach to learning, and while we acknowledge the concerns raised, our attendance and homework policy will continue to stand. We will, however, review the type of rewards that are offered to our pupils, in consultation with parents, staff and governors.